Orensic Accountants: In the Fight Against the Misuse of Technology

Term Paper Assignment

Formata?
a? 8 pages in total. 5 pages for the body. 3 pages for table of contents bibliography, and exhibits. Please do not include a title page.
a? a?a?No greater than 12 pt font, no less than 10 pt font.a?a?
a? Can be double spaced.a?a?
a? Must be prepared in an MS Word document.a?a?
a? Use your last name in the file name (for example, McHenryTermPaper)a?a?
a? REMEMBER: More than three words is plagiarism. This is a good yardstick to use when wondering whether or not quotes are appropriate. They are, if you are copying more than three words in sequence.

Topic
The topic can be from any subject in the text, articles, cases or assignments or any subject related to the class including current events related to our subject matter.a?a?

For my paper I have attached the chapter, please add in any (outside sources) related articles or cases to the paper.

Note: look at the bottom on the document I added in a?My Ideaa? which includes a title and the points I would like to hit on (discuss).

Tipsa?
TERM PAPER (100 Points): Below are some rough guidelines for the grading format of the term papers.
o 20%, Visual appeal, format, uniformity & consistency
o 10%, Spelling, grammar, following instructions
o 20 %, Scope/organization/ & thoroughness
o 40%, current and creative

o 100%, Total

a? Be creative, imaginative and use your own original thought process whether you are comparing, contrasting, describing, discussing, analyzing, or summarizing the sides of your topic. A paper which is just a regurgitation of research will likely have mediocre scoring at best.a?a?

a? Do not write on a topic that is too broad since you only have 5 pages to make your points.

a? a?a?Current information from outside sources are always welcomed.a?a?

Penalties
a? a? Term papers submitted in anything different than an MS Word document will be considered a non-submission and give a zero.

Hints for Avoiding Plagiarism:
a? More than three words is plagiarism. This is a good yardstick to use when wondering whether or not quotes are appropriate. They are, if you are copying more than three words in sequence.
a? One source is not a?common knowledge.a? Common knowledge does not require citation. But something is not common knowledge if you have found just one source for the information.
a? When in doubt, cite! If you have any doubt about whether or not to cite a source, err on the side of making the attribution.
a? If your co-author sounds surprisingly eloquent, make sure the contribution is his or her own. We often work in groups and co-author papers and projects. You should ask the question of your co-author if you doubt the work is their own. In group work, you are responsible for the project/paper in its entirety.
a? Look away. When you are writing, do not have open books or papers in front of you as you type. Read your sources, and then put what you have read into your own words.
a? Writing is hard work. Paraphrasing is relatively easy, writing is hard. Learning to be a good writer is part of what your college education is about. Staring at an empty screen in MS Word does become less daunting over time!
a? Just because itas on the Internet, doesnat mean itas yours. The Internet is a fantastic resource and search engines are terrific research tools. But what you find on the Internet was written by someone. You must cite Internet web sites, and if you use a quote, use appropriate quotation procedures.
a? Paraphrasing is more than changing a verb tense or reordering a list. There is a difference between citing a source for a fact and creating a bad quote.
a? Use a Style Guide. Purchase a style guide and refer to it. Your teacher may suggest one or look for one at Amazon. Popular and timeless guides are by the American Psychological Association, Strunk and White, and Kate Turabian.

My idea
Forensic Accountants: In the Fight Against the Misuse of Technology

Points:
-research the cases, list them, use number of cases to show importance of the field of forensic accountants

-which cases are the most common?

-how did the bad guys commit fraud? what techniques/technologies did they use?

-focus on how the bad guys use technology and on how forensic accountants use technology

-how did the forensic accountants find out about the breach in security

-how did the forensic accountants stop the bad guys

–what happened to the bad guys? how dangerous they are (white collar crime)

THANK YOU!